Being the target of cybernat attacks is par for the course for any Unionist who dares to defend Great Britain too conspicuously.
Nicola Sturgeon has been forced to apologise at least twice in the past week over her handling of the NHS in Scotland.
By the time the Scottish Tories hold their spring conference in Aberdeen, just under a month from now, who knows what state the party will be in nationally.
When the BBC was forced last summer to reveal the pay details of employees earning more than £150,000 there was widespread outrage.
The students across the UK who are demanding compensation for missed lessons when their lecturers go on strike tomorrow are not necessarily against the proposed industrial action.
This year ends pretty much as it began in Scotland, with the First Minister sabre rattling over Europe to further her separatist agenda.
The sex pest scandal that is engulfing Westminster has so far terminated the political careers of several Tories, including one cabinet minister and a chief whip, and a clutch of Labour MPs, and yesterday, tragically, it was connected to the death of the Welsh MP Carl Sargeant.